Research in Engineering Student Learning
CELT educational researchers work on funded research projects with colleagues from the University of Washington and across the nation to conduct research that advances engineering education. This document highlights our current research activities.
In this research area we seek to characterize how engineering students and practicing professionals solve engineering design problems, to understand the effectiveness of current approaches to engineering design instruction, and to ultimately develop and evaluate instruction to enhance the learning of engineering design.
Knowledge Integration of Learners
In this research area we seek to characterize how engineering students integrate knowledge gained through classes and other learning experiences, to characterize the relationship of this knowledge integration with the development of a professional engineering identity, to understand the effectiveness of current approaches to promoting knowledge integration, and to ultimately develop and evaluate instruction to enhance knowledge integration.
Integration of Research and Teaching
In our research we seek to characterize the instructional challenges of engineering educators and the effectiveness of instructional and curricular innovations. We also seek to understand how to help engineering faculty continuously enhance their teaching effectiveness, and how to incorporate research on engineering student learning into such efforts.
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